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Chargers takeaways from a down to the wire win against the Titans

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Denzel Perryman of Los Angeles Chargers and team mates celebrate his interception during the NFL International Series match between Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Denzel Perryman of Los Angeles Chargers and team mates celebrate his interception during the NFL International Series match between Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Tyrell Williams of Los Angeles Chargers scores his sides first touchdown during the NFL International Series match between Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Tyrell Williams of Los Angeles Chargers scores his sides first touchdown during the NFL International Series match between Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Chargers barely escape London with a victory after a late comeback by the Tennessee Titans in combination with a failed 2-point conversion falling short.

Wow. What a wild finish! This was the first Chargers game this season where there’s been real pressure in the last two minutes of the game and they came through. If this game was played last year, I’m convinced that 2-point conversion is good and the Chargers lose a heart breaker. But this wasn’t last year, because the Chargers finally got a little luck to go their way and extend their winning streak to four. Let’s go over the game.

1. Tyrell Williams is the new Travis Benjamin.

Travis Benjamin used to be Philip Rivers’ main deep threat for the last few years or so. I would say even coming into this year, he was still the guy. But after some crucial drops in the early weeks as well as a season plagued by injury for him, Tyrell Williams has been the guy to step up.

He’s got some speed and has been able to get guys to bite and go the wrong way when running his routes, leaving him wide open or at least giving him a chance at a contested Rivers throw, like last week against Cleveland.

His route running is better, his speed seems to have improved, and he just looks like a totally different guy this season. He’s a main factor in the offense now. He’s probably not going to keep this insane level of production up throughout the entire year where he catches a big deep pass from Rivers every game, but just having that weapon and forcing defenses to give him priority in coverage is a big advantage for the Chargers.

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